I spoke with Lt. Hargrove with Howard County Sheriff’s office in Indiana. He says Ester Westenbarger went missing on November 12, 2009 when she left the Miller’s tavern in town. Ester and her vehicle a Cadillac CTS are still missing. Lt. Hargrove told me Ester was pretty new to the area, she recently moved from Ohio when she lost her job with Chrysler. She accepted a buy out from her former company and came to Indiana to start over. Ester’s group of friends was limited because she was fairly new to town, however there were times she did frequent some bars in the area. The weekend after she was reported missing, Ester was supposed to show up to a family gathering, and her family members knew Ester wouldn’t miss that. Investigators have interviewed a multitude of people in this case, but so far, nothing has led them to this missing mom.
The CUE Center for Missing Persons is highlighting this case, and doing what they can to help accept leads. Please call their 24 hour tip line at (910) 232-1687
Missing from: Kokomo, Indiana
Date Missing: 11/12/09
Age at disappearance: 51
Date of birth: 09/16/58
Race & Sex: White Female
Hair: Redish brown/ shoulder length